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Water treader - Mesovelia mulsanti

Water treader - Mesovelia mulsanti
Lady Lake, Lake County, Florida, USA
December 27, 2005
Bad image, but thought someone might know what it is. About 2.5 mm. After cropping the image, I noticed two very small bugs? to the left.

Moved from Mesovelia.

Mesoveliidae: Mesovelia sp.
The bug is a nymph of Mesovelia, along with the two Sminthurid type springtails that Tom mentioned.

Dr. Chandler,
There are about 75 images of bugs on the order page in the guide here that could use your help if you would be willing to look through them and comment. Don't know if they are simply unidentifiable or if the right person has not yet come along to ID them. Thanks for any comments you can make. We'll move them to their place in the guide once you determine what they are.

Hemiptera help
John/Jane: Just saw this comment while passing time before making dinner. While I do know all of the families and some of the genera of the smaller bug families for New England, it isn't really my research area (beetles are), and so I restrain myself in hopes that a real hemip expert will come along as it becomes almost work to identify them while beetles are fun. Most of the bug groups are being correctly placed to family, so I haven't felt the need to become really active here, saving my time for the much more interesting beetles. I will continue to knock off the easier New England taxa to genus or species, and the occasional other ones (such as the Florida Mesovelia above).

2 small bugs
are globular springtails. They're tiny, less than 1mm.

Thank you Tom,
I am surprised my camera picked them up at all.

Thank you both
for your help. Tony D. has very nice images for FL. so sending this to frass.

Please re-think.
Please consider keeping this. At the very least it shows habitat, as well as the association with the springtails (for size comparison at least). We could frass it later when we get more images. Just a thought:-)

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